who does the constitution of the US authorize the president to make treaties with? anyone? the commerce clause was designed to prevent states from making deals with Indians in new york and georgia. the federal government was afraid the state of new york and georgia would create a war with Indians, who at that time, could have beaten the US in a war. so the feds came up with commerce clause to give authority to regulate non indians in their dealings/commerce with Indians. it was never designed to exercise authority over Indians. it was to regulate commerce WITH Indians. foreign courts got it wrong when they redefined indians as domestic dependent nations. cant make treaties with dependent domestic nations, only nations.
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 20:30